What’s wrong with growing old gracefully?

For some reason, almost every health and beauty journalist I meet, loves to ask me the same question, regardless of where I have been interviewed. Australia, LA, New York, Paris, Shanghai or Tokyo, it’s becoming predictable.

Not wanting to sound too harsh, controversial or bold, but my answer to them is that in my opinion there is absolutely nothing remotely gracious about growing old at all. Yes, one can grow old gracefully in character, manner and poise, but visually, it is simply not physiologically possible. Don't believe me? Just look at our own grandmothers or to our beloved mothers in law.

The simple fact is that as we age, we start to look a little sad, sometimes angry and often very tired and all of this is normal, the ageing process is not kind to anyone.

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